We really hoped that we’d be past this at this point, but COVID-19 continues to be a concern on the local and global stage, and Momentum is taking it very seriously. We recognize that everyone has different perspectives and risk calculations. As with all things, it is difficult to please everyone. Please know that—all else being equal—we will continue to err on the side of caution with respect to protecting the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, partners, staff, and volunteers.

The situation is fluid. We are keeping a close eye on the everchanging guidelines. Our team is focused on providing a safe, enjoyable, and successful in-person experience for the developer community. We kindly request that you respect the decisions and policies that we put in place.

Refund Policy

Tickets to Momentum 2021 are non-refundable within thirty (30) days of the event.

Momentum is a community-run, not-for-profit event, and we have our own non-refundable commitments to our vendors. To survive, we must remain financially viable, and that does drive our ticketing and refund policy.

If you are unable to attend, and you cancel between 15 and 30 days prior to Momentum, we can carry forward your current ticket registration to Momentum 2022.

Any cancellation requests within 15 days of the event are not eligible for a refund or a 2022 carryover and can only be transferred to another colleague or friend for Momentum 2021.

Event Format

We are convinced nothing can truly replace the experience of coming together and learning together, connecting with old friends and making new ones. Momentum is committed to being held as an in-person event at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Cincinnati. In addition to any policies stated on our website, the venue may have additional, specific rules pertaining to COVID and public health. We will be following those rules as well.

CDC, State, and Local Rules

We will be following the guidelines and recommendation of public health officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, State of Ohio, Hamilton County and City of Cincinnati departments of health.

We will continue to monitor expectations for large events and make any necessary adjustments as needed. Please note that it is impossible to precisely predict what these guidelines will be in mid-October.

Mask Policy

We will be following CDC and public health official recommendations, as well as all local guidelines and mandates.

All people attending Momentum must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose.


  • You may remove your mask while actively eating or drinking.
  • Speakers will be permitted to remove their mask while giving their presentation, provided that they remain at least 6 feet from conference attendees.

If you are not wearing a mask, or are not wearing it properly, one of our staff or venue security may ask you to put one on. Failure or refusal to do so may result in removal from the venue, by venue security or law enforcement without refund.

We understand this is difficult and, for some, is a divisive issue. Momentum will err on the side of safety because we care about you and your health, and we appreciate your understanding.

Vaccination Policy

Again, we are following the CDC and Department of Health rules for vaccination recommendations.

We strongly encourage and ask that all Momentum participants who are eligible and medically capable to have received a full COVID-19 vaccination at least two weeks prior to the start of the in-person event on October 15.

We are not currently prepared to verify vaccination status due to legal, logistic, and health privacy considerations, and accordingly, do not expect to be checking vaccinations at registration.

As with the masking policy, this could change for any reason, including national or local positive test rates, serious disease or hospitalization incidence rate, changing national or local regulations, improved capability for straightforward vaccination certification, etc.

Policy Enforcement

Please do not attend Momentum if you are sick or feeling unwell, if you are currently covered by a COVID-19 quarantine protocol, or if you are currently awaiting COVID-19 test results. We reserve the right to do a temperature check and deny entry for people showing clear signs of illness.

A single violation of the rules can result in removal from the venue, by venue security or law enforcement.

Adapted (with permission) from KCDC’s COVID-19 Policies https://www.kcdc.info/covid